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10 reasons there is so much more to gardening than color spots

Monday 17 November 2008 - Filed under Plants

#1. Moss covered branches in winter

Branches with moss

#2. Big leafed rhododendrons


#3. Moss gardens

Moss garden

#4. Monster leaves of Gunnera


#5. Hairy fiddleheads


#6. Alien beauties like Pinellia cordata

Pinellia cordata

#7. Spring leaves of the golden full moon maple

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' - golden full moon maple

#8. The pleated new growth of rubus lineatus

rubus lineatus

#9. Sharp spines of agaves against a velvety bamboo backdrop


#10. Purple spring leaves of ornamental rhubarb

Ornamental rhubarb

2008-11-17  »  megan

Talkback x 6

  1. Chris
    18 November 2008 @ 10:45 am

    No way those are really called fiddleheads. You were testing me today and I won!

  2. Karen
    18 November 2008 @ 5:51 pm

    Wow, not kidding those are big-leaf! Do you know what the little green/yellow groundcover underneath in that photo is? It’s super cute! Did you mean you bought more plants this weekend? Good for you!

  3. Karen
    18 November 2008 @ 5:52 pm

    PS If I see one more kale/pansy combo, I am going to have to go guerilla on its ass and stick in some fiddleheads instead!

  4. nonlineargirl
    18 November 2008 @ 7:09 pm

    What is it about #8, I could stare at that for hours…

  5. megan
    18 November 2008 @ 9:44 pm

    Chris – you do win, but also, the new growth of ferns = fiddleheads, for real
    Karen – not sure about the ground cover, I wish I did. Yes, more plants this weekend. I didn’t even try to plant them, I just bought them and stuck the pots in the side yard. And I would totally support a guerilla kale erradication project.
    nonlineargirl – you should see them in person, they’re excellent leaves to touch too

  6. easygardener
    19 November 2008 @ 1:36 pm

    Lovely photos – so many leaf shapes and textures, an endless variety – nature is wonderful.